YORKSHIRE coach Andrew Gale admits it was "disappointing" not to claim victory in their NatWest T20 Blast Roses match against Lancashire.

The rivals tied Friday's encounter at Emirates Old Trafford as rain took the players off with the visitors 64-2 after 8.1 overs chasing 177.

The Vikings had lost openers Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth early in their chase before umpires Rob Bailey and Martin Saggers took the players off with the rain getting heavier.

Yorkshire have claimed four points from their opening four matches this season, including this tie and Tuesday’s No Result at Northampton.

Their next match is against Birmingham Bears at Headingley on Friday.

"I thought we were in a decent position to go on and win the game," commented Gale.

"They started well, but we fought our way back into the game. It was disappointing to come off when we did.

"We felt 180-185 was par. At the halfway stage, we were really pleased. We thought we could chase that.

"We got off to a bit of a slow start in the chase, but found some rhythm. From that position, I'd have backed us to go on and win.

"Lythy spoke to the umpires and they said they had no intention of coming off. What do you do? knock it around or play the game as you see it.

"He was in control of the situation. The umpires said they wanted to play for as long as they could. If he goes into his shell and we get behind the Duckworth Lewis and it stops raining, we could have been in a bad position.

"We just need to get on a run now. We have a bit of time off now and come back on Friday, and hopefully we can get some momentum."

Karl Brown’s 61 off 47 balls underpinned the Lightning’s 176-4 having elected to bat.

Yorkshire were under the cosh early and looking at a total in the region of 200, but Lancashire could not take advantage of 106-1 from 11 overs.

Azeem Rafiq was excellent for 2-26 from four overs and key to the Vikings recovery, getting Jos Buttler caught at long-on for 28.

Brown shared half-century stands with fellow opener Liam Livingstone (34) and second-wicket partner Buttler (28) to give the hosts a flying start.

But Rafiq, Adil Rashid and Steve Patterson all contributed to putting the brakes on in good batting conditions as the boundaries dried up and Lancashire’s batsmen picked out fielders.

Rashid and Patterson were the other wicket-takers.

The rain arrived early in Yorkshire’s chase and had everybody scrambling for the Duckworth Lewis sheets.

The Vikings were 41-1 after five and ahead of the required rate, but when Adam Lyth (20) skewed Ryan McLaren to cover early in the sixth, they were 44-2 and behind.

David Willey hoisted Pakistani seamer Junaid Khan for a huge six over mid-wicket at the end of the eighth over to take the score to 63-2, and Yorkshire were ahead.

But Lancashire restricted them to a single with the first ball of the ninth, meaning a tie when the umpires took the players off at 9pm.

Willey was 23 not out and Shaun Marsh six. The match was abandoned at 9.50pm.

It was the second tied Roses T20 match after Headingley in 2013.